Deputy Premier of Western Australia

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Introduction

The deputy premier of Western Australia is a role in the Government of Western Australia assigned to a responsible Minister in the Australian state of Western Australia. It has second ranking behind the premier of Western Australia in Cabinet, and its holder serves as acting premier during absence or incapacity of the premier. The role was only formally established on 7 December 1955, but had existed in practice since the earliest days of responsible government.


List of deputy premiers of Western Australia

Political parties

  Labor Party   Country/National   Liberal Party

No. Name Portrait Term of office
1 John Tonkin JohnTonkin1964crop.jpg 7 December 1955 2 April 1959
2 Arthur Watts No image.png 2 April 1959 31 January 1962
3 Crawford Nalder No image.png 1 February 1962 3 March 1971
4 Herb Graham No image.png 3 March 1971 30 May 1973
5 Don Taylor No image.png 30 May 1973 8 April 1974
6 Ray McPharlin No image.png 8 April 1974 20 May 1975
7 Des O'Neil No image.png 5 June 1975 5 March 1980
8 Ray O'Connor No image.png 5 March 1980 25 January 1982
9 Cyril Rushton No image.png 25 January 1982 25 February 1983
10 Mal Bryce No image.png 25 February 1983 25 February 1988
11 David Parker No image.png 25 February 1988 13 February 1990
12 Ian Taylor No image.png 13 February 1990 16 February 1993
13 Hendy Cowan No image.png 16 February 1993 16 February 2001
14 Eric Ripper 11 Nov gnangarra-19.jpg 16 February 2001 23 September 2008
15 Kim Hames Health Minister Kim Hames (cropped).jpg 23 September 2008 16 February 2016
16 Liza Harvey No image.png 16 February 2016 17 March 2017
17 Roger Cook 3 Feb 15 FREO FSH gnangarra-123.jpg 17 March 2017 present

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